The brand new koda Scala is the Czech agency’s first direct rival to the Ford Focus, the Vauxhall Astra – and its Volkswagen Group siblings, the Seat Leon and the Volkswagen Golf.
The five-door household hatchback replaces the monotonous Speedy and is a extra engaging value-priced contender from the fast-growing model.
And although Scala sits between the Fabia supermini and Octavia large household automobile, Skoda does not draw back from inside comparisons. The Scala is certainly a really spacious automobile.
For instance, it has the identical 73mm rear neckroom because the Octavia. The 1,425mm of elbow room is not the present of the Octavia’s 1,449mm. The 982mm headroom is definitely higher than the Octavia’s 980mm.
And the boot might not be as large as Octavia’s well-known cavernous baggage bay, nevertheless it’s nonetheless greater than something within the phase. To this point: 467 liters is greater than the Volkswagen Golf’s 380 liters. It expands to 1,410 liters with the seats down.
The packaging prowess turns into much more spectacular once you have a look at the size: It is 4,362mm tall, which compares nearer to the Golf’s 4,255mm. It’s 1,793 mm huge (a Golf is 1,799 mm) and 1,471 mm lengthy, with a 2,649 mm lengthy wheelbase.
Skoda Scala will likely be out there on the market within the spring of 2019.
What does the title Scala imply?
Scala is derived from Latin: it means ‘stairs’ or ‘ladder’. Skoda selected it as a result of, importantly, the model has “climbed a number of steps up the expansion ladder.
“It as a complete embodies a set of name values that may very nicely be summarized underneath the time period ‘good understatement’.
We ponder whether the truth that Volkswagen Group already owns the rights to the title ‘Scala’: it was first seen within the late Eighties on a particular version VW Scirocco…
The Boss additionally proudly states that that is his first automobile to have his model title (black glass) written in letters on the tailgate. Skoda is coming to the rear finish of all fashions sooner or later.
Skoda Scala: Engine
Within the UK, the Skoda Scala will likely be supplied with 4 completely different engines – three petrol and one diesel. All are turbocharged and all have engine cease/begin.
The entry-level 1.0 TSI produces 95hp and is mated to a five-speed handbook gearbox. A extra highly effective 1.0 is the TSI 115, with a six-speed gearbox as commonplace, or a seven-speed DSG as an possibility.
The Volkswagen Group’s excellent 1.5 TSI 150 can also be out there – once more with a six-speed handbook or a seven-speed DSG. And, although diesel is hardly the flavour of the month, a 1.6 TDI 115 is accessible as nicely. Once more, it is both a six-speed handbook or a seven-speed DSG. Exhaust emissions are cleaned by a diesel particulate filter, SCR catalyst and AdBlue injection.
In Europe, Skoda Scala consumers have a further engine – 1.0 G-TEC, which runs on compressed pure gasoline (CNG). Sadly, we is not going to discover it within the UK, as we would not have the refueling infrastructure for clear burning CNG. pity.
Skoda stated the Scala will include an elective Sport Chassis Management. It is 15mm down and has adaptive dampers to supply a softer-ride regular setting together with a stronger Sport mode.
Skoda Scala: Inside
Skoda has already revealed the interiors of the Scala. This can be a large step ahead for the Worth model, which Norbert Weber, Head of Inside Design says, marks the launch of its new inside idea. It “options an up to date design language with new colours and supplies.
“Its premiere at Scala marks the start of a brand new model id for koda, one that’s as emotional as it’s practical.”
Highlights embody the freestanding infotainment display on the heart, which will be as giant as 9.2 inches. This makes it the largest touchscreen within the household hatch sector.
It’s the first koda to be ‘at all times on-line’, courtesy of the embedded eSim. This permits house owners to entry Skoda Join cellular on-line companies: they’ll have the ability to examine their gasoline degree through an app on their smartphone to see if their automobile is locked or just the place it’s.
The instrument panel and door trims are created from soft-touch plastic with a brand new ‘crystalline’ grain construction that will likely be coming to all Skodas sooner or later. The agency can also be happy with how the air vents unfold throughout the door panels, creating the impression of width inside.
LED ambient lighting is accessible, in addition to as much as 9 airbags. The windscreen, steering wheel and each entrance and rear seats will be heated.
Skoda Scala: Merely Good
Skoda loves its easy cleaver options. Like most of its vehicles, the Scala will get an umbrella compartment within the driver’s door (sure, that features a free umbrella). It additionally has a fluorescent yellow ice scraper constructed into the gasoline filler flap.
A brand new function is an electrically retractable tow bar, which rotates out and in of the rear bumper through a button within the boot. It additionally will get an electrical tailgate with ‘tip-to-close’ perform.
A extra ‘Merely Audi’ function is the usual LED headlights; Additionally included are LED taillights, which have a really Audi-style ‘sweeping’ indicator perform.
Coming to Audi, Skoda is providing a ten.25-inch Digital Cockpit as an possibility. That is the primary ‘Digital Instrument Panel’ seen within the Audi TT.
Facet help can also be slick. It is a step forward of Blind Spot Help: it may possibly solely spy vehicles as much as 20 meters away, whereas Facet Help can ‘see’ them as much as 70 meters away. It could possibly subsequently warn the motive force of oncoming vehicles from afar, doubtlessly avoiding nasty rear-end crashes.
Adaptive cruise management, rear site visitors alert, lane help and entrance help are additionally out there with Metropolis Emergency Brake.
And for individuals who want greater wheels, 15-inch and 16-inch rims are joined by 17-inch and 18-inch choices.